Philadelphia News for June 11th 2013

Philadelphia DA: Grand jury to investigate deadly building collapse
PHILADELPHIA The city’s top prosecutor announced Monday he would convene an investigating grand jury to look into a building collapse that killed six people and injured 13 others last week. District Attorney Seth Williams said the “scope and depth” of … More…

Eagles TE Zach Ertz talks about Chip Kelly's offense, moving to
Last fall he competed against Chip Kelly as a member of the Stanford Cardinal; this year he'll compete for playing time in what will be the first year for both Kelly and rookie TE Zach Ertz in Philly.
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MLB Team Report – Philadelphia Phillies – INSIDE PITCH Michael Young was defensive of his team. They were, after all, less than 72 hours removed from a five-game winning streak. But when the Phillies weekend in Milwaukee concluded Sunday with a 9-1 More…

Worker arrested in Philadelphia building collapse had long criminal
The man who operated a backhoe at the site of Wednesday's deadly building collapse in downtown Philadelphia had an extensive criminal history prior to his most recent arrest. Since 1994, Sean Benschop, 42, was arrested nine times and
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Philadelphia Orchestra members perform on delayed flight
Philadelphia Orchestra members perform on delayed flight. Philadelphia Orchestra members perform on delayed flight. Jun. 10, 2013. Four Orchestra members spontaneously performed a string quartet when their Beijing flight was stuck on the tarmac More…

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MLB Team Report – Philadelphia Phillies – INSIDE PITCH As Charlie Manuel says, injuries are a part of the game. Unfortunately for his team, they seem to pile up rather quickly. In 2012, the Phils saw four important pieces of their team — pitcher Roy More…

Philadelphia Fatal Building Collapse Brings Grand Jury Probe (1)
“The scope and depth of the grand jury process will allow us to completely and appropriately investigate last Wednesday's tragedy,” said Philadelphia District Attorney R. Seth Williams at a press conference. A survivor, Nadine White, one of 14 people More…

Philadelphia collapse survivor says she heard falling bricks seconds before
PHILADELPHIA — The city's top prosecutor announced a grand jury was being convened to investigate a building collapse that killed six people and injured 13 others, including a woman who on Monday described hearing the sound of falling bricks moments More…

Philadelphia Orchestra Performs Impromptu Concert – Business
The Philadelphia Orchestra has been touring China recently, marking the anniversary of a landmark 1972 trip that heralded the reopening of relations between the U.S. and Beijing. However, things hit a snag when some members of the
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Philadelphia Eagles players, Chip Kelly join the party at Kenny Chesney
Walking through the parking lots surrounding Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday looked much like a usual Sunday scene in the fall. Tents, tailgates and trucks lined every square foot. But instead of Philadelphia Eagles jerseys and shirts being the More…

Philadelphia schools to lay off nearly 4000 teachers
On Friday, the superintendent of the Philadelphia School District (SDP), William Hite, Jr., announced plans to lay off nearly 4,000 educators in the coming months. The destruction of teachers' jobs comes as part of a “doomsday” austerity budget in the More…

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That's the uncomfortable feeling some people get when the battery-life monitor on their smartphone turns from green to red. It was that kind of anxiety that spurred Doug Baldasare to start ChargeItSpot L.L.C., a Philadelphia company that has been More…

Philadelphia CFOs Report Third-Quarter Hiring Plans
PHILADELPHIA, June 10, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ — Eleven percent of chief financial officers (CFOs) in the Philadelphia area expect to add new professional-level positions in the third quarter, according to the Philadelphia Professional Employment More…

Philadelphia Eagles: Calling Bluff on Chip Kelly's Quarterback Competition
COMMENTARY | Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mike Vick said last week he hopes his new head coach, Chip Kelly, will name a starting quarterback before the start of training camp. Vick, who has shared reps evenly with second-year quarterback Nick More…

Philadelphia Inquirer lifts pay wall for U.S. Open golf tournament
“In the ongoing struggle over at Interstate General Media, the [Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com] owners have granted permission to lift the 100% inquirer.com paywall for ten days, starting Saturday (through June 17),” a
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Philadelphia Eagles players, Chip Kelly join the party at Kenny Chesney
Even with Chesney surprisingly leaving hits such as "The Good Stuff" and "There Goes My Life" off his playlist, most of the Philadelphia crowd stayed on their feet for his entire two-hour set, belting out the lyrics to every song and hitting beach More…

Philadelphia collapse survivor says she heard falling bricks seconds before
PHILADELPHIA — A survivor of a Philadelphia building collapse that killed six people and injured 13 others says she heard the sound of falling bricks moments before the walls came crashing down. Felicia Hill is one of six survivors of the collapse who More…

Is Ruben Amaro Making a Huge Mistake Not Blowing Up the Phillies' Roster?
The pain of 2013 doesn’t look like it’s going to end anytime soon for the Philadelphia Phillies. With overpriced and often injured veterans throughout the roster, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has said he will not be blowing up the roster, according … More…

Former Portland, Philadelphia coach Maurice Cheeks named new coach of the
MAURICE Cheeks, a former point guard who helped the Philadelphia 76ers win an NBA title in 1983, was named coach of the NBA's Detroit Pistons on Monday. Cheeks, who spent the past four seasons as an assistant coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder, More…

Eagles TE Zach Ertz on Chip Kelly's offense, moving to Philadelphia
The Eagles rookie tight end talked to SB Nation about transitioning to the pros and learning Chip Kelly's offense.
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